Hyundai Recalls Sonata Due to Defective Curtain Side Airbags
Hyundai is recalling 22,512 2012 and 2013 Hyundai Sonata passenger cars as the result of an airbag defect. The curtain side airbags in the recalled vehicles may inflate without deployment command due to an error during manufacturing, increasing the risk of injury to occupants of the vehicle.
Additionally, an unexpected deployment would be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Sonatas affected by this recall were all manufactured from January 24, 2012, through June 21, 2012.
Hyundai dealers will notify owners of recalled Sonata vehicles and replace the curtain side airbags free of charge. For more information, consumers may contact Hyundai toll-free at 800-633-5151.